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MTV star's girlfriend gets new lawyer in Las Vegas case

May. 22, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — "Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro's on-again-off-again girlfriend got a new lawyer to defend her on a misdemeanor allegation that she attacked Ortiz-Magro at a Las Vegas club on New Year's Eve. Jennifer Annette Harley made a brief appearance Wednesday before a judge who set another...

Officials direct $1.8M in weed fees for homeless services

May. 22, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-area officials will use nearly $1.8 million from marijuana business license fees to fund programs addressing homelessness. Clark County commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday to direct funding to HELP of Southern Nevada and to a rapid rehousing program. The Help organization...

House spending panel ditches pro-Yucca Mountain amendment

May. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada lawmakers helped beat back the latest effort to restart the licensing process necessary to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain north of Las Vegas. Democratic Rep. Dina Titus says the House Appropriations Committee rejected a Republican-led amendment Tuesday that would...

A first: Washington Mystics top AP WNBA preseason poll

May. 22, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history of the poll that...

Defense lawyer loses bid to get judge to kill death penalty

May. 21, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge rejected a bid by a defense lawyer on Tuesday to declare Nevada's death penalty unconstitutional because the two most powerful lawmakers in the Legislature are also career prosecutors. Attorney JoNell Thomas, representing a man facing three upcoming capital murder...

UNLV's Stott following in footsteps of Bryant, Harper

May. 21, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryson Stott has already been following in the footsteps of some of baseball's biggest stars. Now he's getting ready to take the next step. The UNLV shortstop is projected to go in the first round of the June 3 amateur draft, possibly putting him on a trajectory to become the latest star...

Man dies after torch used to kill bugs starts house fire

May. 21, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in a Las Vegas suburb say a 63-year-old man has died following a house fire started when he used a propane torch to exterminate bugs in a crawl space under the home. The Henderson Fire Department said in a statement said firefighters responding to the fire Tuesday evening...

Pedestrian killed when hit by car driven by off-duty officer

May. 21, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian was killed in Las Vegas when struck by a car driven by an off-duty police officer. The Nevada Highway Patrol says a 62-year-old man was not in a crosswalk when he was hit in a traffic lane late Monday night. According to the Highway Patrol, the officer tried to...

Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan

May. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest. Interior Department official Tim Petty, Bureau of...

Bus driver pleads not guilty in Vegas pedestrian death case

May. 20, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 67-year-old Las Vegas tour bus driver has pleaded not guilty to a reduced vehicular manslaughter charge in a crash that killed a casino worker in a driveway between Las Vegas Strip resorts. Records show that a judge on Monday set an Aug. 26 bench trial for Gregory Eugene Patterson in the...